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Order CRTC 2001-673

Ottawa, 27 August 2001

Aliant Telecom Inc.

APTC Tariff notice 41

Transfer of inside wire


The Commission approves in part, on an interim basis, the proposal by Aliant Telecom Inc. to transfer responsibility for single-line inside wiring and jacks from the company to customers in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island.


Aliant filed its proposal pursuant to the Commission's directives at paragraph 11 of Decision CRTC 2001-362, dated 19 June 2001, which refers to the directives in the Commission's letter decision on 25 July 2000.


The Commission notes that Aliant also filed a draft of the notice to be sent to end-users in multi-dwelling units (MDUs). This draft notice would advise end-users of the new regime, including the availability of a wiring guide, and what the transfer of inside wire means to them.


Aliant proposed two exceptions to the Commission's letter decision of 25 July 2000:

a) to transfer responsibility for all single-line inside wire and jacks consistent with the model of Maritime Tel & Tel Limited's (MTT) General Tariff, without providing subscribers in non-MDUs with an opportunity to comment; and

a) to implement a three month, rather than a six month, transition period between the estimated date of receipt by the subscribers of the notice of transfer of responsibility for single-line inside wire and the effective date of that transfer.


The Commission finds that Aliant's proposal for a transition period of three months is reasonable. However, the Commission considers that non-MDU subscribers should have an opportunity to comment.


Accordingly, Aliant is directed to file with the Commission a draft notice that Aliant would send to customers occupying non-MDU premises. The notice would invite these customers to comment, within 30 days of receipt of the notice, on the transfer of control of inside wire to them, as set out in the Commission's letter of 25 July 2000.


Aliant is also directed to include a reference to the APTC Regional Services Tariff Item 505, Inside wire, in the tariff revisions it filed for Island Telecom Inc., NBTel Inc. and NewTel Communications Inc.


Aliant filed the application on 19 July 2001 to revise APTC Regional Services Tariff, Table of Contents and item 505; Island Tel General Tariff, item 870; MTT General Tariff, items 555 and 3230; NBTel General Tariff, items 45, 50 and 280; and NewTel General Tariff, item 370.


The revisions will take effect three months from the date that the last subscriber is deemed to be in receipt of the notice setting out the new regime. 

Secretary General

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